Challah for Parashat Vayikra

Priest laying hand on sacrificial offering.

Commentary on Parashat Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26

Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.

He shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt offering. (Leviticus 1:4)

וסמך ידו על ראש העלה

priest and his sacrifice challah

The Kohen (priest) places his hand on the head of the sacrificial animal. As you can see from the challah, the priest wears special garb, including the hoshen (breastplate), and mitznefet (funny looking hat).

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